Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation

Fellowships

Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation offers a range of fellowships to be awarded over the next four years that will focus on new insights into the Queensland experience of WWI and its aftermath.

2017 Fellowships

The call for applications for the 2017 Q ANZAC 100 Fellowship program is now open. Four (4) fellowships are on offer to support projects that explore untold stories about Queensland’s century of military service.  In 2017 the scope of the Q ANZAC 100 Fellowship program has been expanded to Queensland’s involvement in the First World War or any significant military campaign.

This year also sees the introduction of the Q ANZAC 100 Digital Fellowship.  One of the four fellowships will be awarded to a project that develops a creative digital experience using digital content from SLQ and other collecting institutions.

The Digital Fellowship gives content creators the chance to work with digital collections and data sets to explore and interpret Queensland’s century of military service in new and interesting ways.

To apply for a general fellowship, download and complete the application form  (DOCX 61.4 KB)

To apply for the digital fellowship, download and complete the application form   (DOCX 71.7 KB)

Please submit your application via email to: fellowships@slq.qld.gov.au
All applications must be received by 5pm on Wednesday 29 March 2017.

Applicants should be aware that if successful, they are expected to meet certain requirements, during and at the conclusion of the Fellowship.  Please refer to the Terms and Conditions for further details.

For more information please email fellowships@slq.qld.gov.au or call 3840 7879 or 3842 9823

An information session about State Library of Queensland’s Fellowship program will be held on 9 March 2017.  Please check the SLQ’s What’s On webpage for more details

Find out more about previous Fellowship recipients

Terms and conditions

The amount of the Fellowship to be awarded will be $15,000. This amount may be used to supplement the researcher’s income during work on his/her project or to meet any necessary travel and research cost, within the parameters of the Fellowship.

The project must be completed within 12 months of the appointment of the successful Fellow.

Before the scholarship is awarded, the successful Fellow will be required to sign a Memorandum of Agreement with State Library of Queensland detailing terms of the Fellowship. This agreement covers reporting timelines, use of copyright materials, observation of standards in outcomes, plagiarism, acknowledgements, use of social media and research protocols.

Two progress reports are to be submitted to the Research Hub Coordinator over the course of the project. The first report is due mid-term of the Fellowship, the second report at the conclusion of the Fellowship.  It is anticipated that the Fellow maintain close contact with the Research Hub Coordinator.

Funding scope:
Fellowships cannot be used to fund research projects which are a component of postgraduate studies.

Fellowships are not intended to fund costs associated with the delivery of outcomes of the research such as exhibitions and displays, printing publications and production costs of performances.  Fellowships are intended to fund only the research and/or the creation of the content that contributes toward possible future activities.

Requirements of the Fellows:

  • It is expected that the research project will further the development of an outcome in the future.   Examples of outcomes include research towards the development of content for: a publication, an online engagement activity, a cultural activity or product, cultural heritage activity or product
  • An annotated bibliography will be compiled as a result of the research undertaken and presented to the State Library for use as a research resource.
  • The Fellow will be required to compose a summary of their research project (approx. 300 words) for the Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a new generation web presence
  • The Fellow will be expected to contribute to at least 3 articles to SLQ’s WWI Blog related to his/her research.
  • The Fellow will be expected to deliver 'work in progress' presentation as a public program.
  • It is desirable that all outcomes give due acknowledgement of the award
  • The Fellow should be available for marketing and communications purposes relating to the award.
  • The Fellow is to be available for publicity purposes relating to the Fellowship..

Additionally, the Fellow is to be available for publicity purposes relating to the Fellowship.

Processing Applications

All applications will be assessed and shortlisted internally by State Library staff.  An independent selection committee will assess shortlisted applications and receive a list of all applications for the Q ANZAC 100 Fellowship program. The selection committee may, at their discretion, interview short-listed applicants.

The successful applicant will be notified before any public announcement. All applicants will be notified in writing regarding the outcome of their application after the decision is made.

The decision of the selection committee is final and no discussion or correspondence will be entered into in regard to the committee’s decision. It should be noted that State Library of Queensland staff are not eligible to apply.

The successful applicant will be provided with access to a physical space, Wi-Fi and basic printing facilities.  The successful applicant will be expected to bring in their own laptop computer.  The successful applicant will be given an initial orientation and introduction to the Library and should liaise with the Fellowship Coordinator to assist with their day-to-day needs and enquiries while onsite.

Assessment of applications
The Panel will consider the following points when assessing applications:

1. Relevance to Queensland's involvement in WWI or a significant military campaign from the last 100 years.
Does the project create new knowledge about or enhance understanding of Queensland’s involvement in and experience of a century of military service? Does the topic have State-wide significance? How does the project reveal untold or unknown stories?

2. Innovative approach:

Is the project approach to the topic innovative and original in some way?
Does the project or the anticipated project outcomes aim to use SLQ resources in new and innovative ways, e.g. use of SLQ’s WWI data sets, digitised collections?

3. Use of collections

Does the project make relevant use of the resources within John Oxley Library and/or State Library or other significant Queensland documentary heritage collections or will it contribute to filling a gap in these collections?
Will the project raise awareness of the content and/or importance of the John Oxley Library and/or State Library collections?

4. Project scope and outcomes

Does the project description outline clear research goals? Is the project achievable within the timeframes taking into account accessible resources?
Is the scope of the project clear? Is the project at the beginning, middle or end of a bigger project?
Does the project have the potential to contribute toward the development of a tangible outcome, e.g. publication, performance, digital story, online resource, lecture, exhibition, curatorial contribution?

Download the terms and conditions  (DOCX 265.7 KB)

Terms and conditions Digital Fellowship

The amount of the Fellowship to be awarded will be $15,000. This amount may be used to supplement the successful applicant’s income during work on his/her project or to meet any necessary travel and research cost, within the parameters of the Fellowship.

The project must be completed within 12 months of the appointment of the successful Fellow.

Before the Fellowship is awarded, the Fellow will be required to sign both a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) and a licencing agreement with State Library of Queensland detailing terms of the Q ANZAC 100 Digital Fellowship program and outcomes.

The MoA includes reporting timelines, use of copyright materials, observation of standards in outcomes, acknowledgements, use of social media and project protocols.  The licencing agreement allows the State Library to use the Fellow’s (as copyright holder) outcomes for not-for-profit use in publications, reproductions and communications.

Two progress reports are to be submitted to the Research Hub Coordinator over the course of the project. The first report is due mid-term of the Fellowship, the second report at the conclusion of the Fellowship.  It is anticipated that the Fellow maintain close contact with the Research Hub Coordinator.

Funding scope
Fellowships cannot be used to fund research projects which are a component of postgraduate studies.

All travel costs associated with the Fellowship will be incurred by the successful applicant.

Fellowships cannot fund costs associated with the delivery of exhibitions and displays, printing publications or production costs of cultural products.  The Fellowship is intended to fund the research, development and delivery of outcomes as described in the application and as specified in the MoA.

Requirements of the Fellow:

  • The Fellow is required to use the free Creative Commons license 4.0 to licence the outcomes of the project.
  • The outcome of the project must meet SLQ standards.
  • The Fellow will be required to provide a summary (approx. 300 words) of their project for the Q ANZAC 100 website.
  • The Fellow will be expected to contribute to at least 3 articles to SLQ’s World War 1 blog related to his/her project.
  • The Fellow will be expected to deliver ‘work in progress’ presentation as a public program.
  • It is desirable that all outcomes give due acknowledgement of the award.
  • The Fellow should be available for marketing and communications purposes relating to the award.
  • The Fellow is to be available for publicity purposes relating to the Fellowship.

Processing Applications
All applications will be assessed and shortlisted internally by State Library staff.  An independent selection committee will assess shortlisted applications and receive a list of all applications for the Q ANZAC 100 Fellowship program. The selection committee may, at their discretion, interview short-listed applicants.

The successful applicant will be notified before any public announcement. All applicants will be notified in writing regarding the outcome of their application after the decision is made.

The decision of the selection committee is final and no discussion or correspondence will be entered into in regard to the committee’s decision. State Library of Queensland staff are not eligible to apply.

The successful applicant will be provided with access to a physical space, Wi-Fi and basic printing facilities.  The successful applicant will be expected to bring in their own laptop computer.  The successful applicant will be given an initial orientation and introduction to the Library and should liaise with the Fellowship Coordinator to assist with their day-to-day needs and enquiries while onsite.

Assessment of applications
The Panel will consider the following points when assessing applications:

  1. Relevance to Queensland’s involvement in WWI or a significant military campaign from the last 100 years.
    Does the project create new knowledge about or enhance understanding of Queensland’s involvement in and experience of a century of military service? Does the topic have State-wide significance?
    How does the project reveal untold or unknown stories?
  2. Project scope and outcomes
    Is the scope of the project clear and achievable within the timeframes taking into account accessible resources?
    How will the outcome work online? Has an audience for the outcome been identified?
  3. Use of collections
    Does the project use digital resources in a creative or innovative way?  Does the project utilise a variety of digital content?
  4. Aptitude
    Is there evidence of proficiency in working with digital content, as evidenced by the applicant’s CV or past experience?

Download the Digital Fellowship terms and conditions  (DOCX 265.8 KB)


Eternal flame at the Shrine of Remembrance on Anzac Day in Brisbane, Queensland, 2014. Kelly Hussey-Smith and Alan Hill Anzac Day Photographs 2014. Image No: 29474-0001-0008